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of the day from overseas. dennis rodman and kim jong un. the north korean leader believed to be the first meeting with an american since taking over for his father. however unofficial. basketball is big in north korea and rodman is there with the harlem globetrotters for the filming of a tv show. >>> up next tonight, the treasure hunt in the american west and some clues this evening where to find the hidden fortune. >>> tonight there are people combing the landscape of the rocky mountains armed with big dreams and a few clues and they are looking for buried treasure. the real kind. it was put there by a man determined to give away a big chunk of his personal fortune to the person lucky enough to find it. his story tonight from nbc's janet shamlian. >> reporter: the new mexico mountains have always attracted nature lovers. but the pristine wilderness has never seen so many explorers. you think you're getting close? >> i always think i'm getting close. but i -- you know. attrition alone will get me somewhere. >> reporter: mark howard has made at least 20 trips here. a modern-day treasure hu
a similar explosion last month that targeted shiites in a crowded marketplace in pakistan. >>> dennis rodman is back from his very unofficial visit to north korea where he nonetheless came as close to being an ambassador as the u.s. has seen. after his basketball diplomacy, the former nba star said today north korean leader kim jung-un does not want war with the u.s., adding that kim and president obama share some common ground. >> he loves basketball. i'll say the same thing i said, obama loves basketball. let's start there. >> not surprisingly, the state department has distanced itself from rodman's visit. >>> when "nbc nightly news" continues on this sunday, why no one helped an elderly woman in cardiac arrest, despite pleas from a 911 operator. >>> later, the emotional apology to a civil rights leader more than half a century after he was beaten in the deep south. >>> imagine someone you knew suddenly went into cardiac arrest and those that could help refused because it was company policy. that's what apparently happened in the case of an elderly woman in california, and a newly released
of a clown. bobby rogers was 73. >>> the always-classy dennis rodman appeared to suggest president obama call kim jong-un and at least talk basketball. of the north korean leader, rodman said, quote, he loves power, he loves control because of his dad and stuff like that. he called him honest and awesome. said he loves him. the state department further distances himself -- themselves from the trip. >>> a couple other items in the news tonight. the forbes list of billionaires is out. women now make up just under 10% of the list. many more of them self-made than in recent years. the first lady talked about body image and her two girls today while publicizing her "let's move" campaign. she said, quote, i have two young daughters. we never talk about weight. i make it a point. i don't want our children to be weight-obsessed. i want them to be focused on what do i have to do in this body, because every body is different, end of quote. >>> for folks out east, the hess gasoline truck has been a staple under christmas trees for generations but hess said they're getting out of the retail gasoline busi
's meeting with dennis rodman. >> reporter: kim cancelled the hotline between north and south. all this prompting a stern warning from the white house. >> we are certainly concerned by north korea's bellicose rhetoric. >> reporter: the white house pressured china to stop kim before it's too late. >> we believe that no country, including china, should conduct business as usual with the north that threatens its neighbors. >> reporter: pyongyang is so desperate for cash it hasn't cancelled access from south korea to a shared factory zone just across the border. a major concern is that the threats will misfire, leading to a shooting war with america's south korean allies and instantly engaging the united states. brian? >> andrea mitchell watching with the rest of us from our d.c. newsroom. andrea, thanks. >>> well, the start of the conclave is now just hours away as the cardinals of the roman catholic church gather to select a new pope in a highly secret proceeding. nbc's anne thompson remains at the vatican for us tonight following it all. anne, good evening. >> reporter: good evening
as basketball ambassador without portfolio, leaving north korea today. dennis rodman said he loves kim jong-un, his countrymen love him, and he adds, he's an awesome guy. all of which is precisely why the state department wanted no part of this trip surrounding the taping of a tv show. >>> if you're a golfer, then you can sympathize with rory mcilroy, ranked number one in the world, who after hitting his second shot into the water today put down his club, walked off the course, got in his car and left, withdrawing from this weekend's honda classic. he said he was not in a good space mentally and is in pain from a wisdom tooth. >>> and talk about a walk-off home run. rose gilbert, a teacher with the los angeles unified school district retired today at the age of 94. for 63 years on the job, she was called "mama g," and she called her students bubalas. a former student said today her colleagues are bereft of losing a gifted educator. if you know of an active teacher more senior than rose, please let us know. >>> a public burial ceremony with full military honors in bakersfield, california tod
last week by his bizarre embrace of dennis rodman. despite pyongyang's newest threat, today the u.s. and south korea continued scheduled training exercises in south korea. while officials say the u.s. is well-defended against missile attacks, south korea and japan are increasingly worried about their belligerent neighbor. >> this 28-year-old leader is either trying to embolden himself with the military that run the operations of north korea, or the other way around. the military is exerting force over this young 28-year-old leader, and the saber rattling is serious and we should take it seriously. >> reporter: u.s. officials don't deny that the white house sent secret envoys last year to test whether the new leader wanted a better relationship with washington. now they have their answer and it is not good. brian. >> andrea mitchell in washington for us tonight, thanks. >>> here in the northeast tonight the winter storm made its way across the country much of this week is now churning along the coast, exactly what the coast doesn't need and can't tolerate, because coastline defense
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